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Children on parade float in front of Eiffel Tower replica (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

A Virginia city parades its support for NATO

The NATO Parade of Nations steps off each spring through the streets not of Brussels — NATO’s headquarters — but Norfolk, Virginia, a historic naval town.
Four soldiers holding flags reflected in puddle (U.S. Marine Corps/Sergeant Kirstin Merrimarahajara)

At NATO meeting, Allies face challenges new and old [video]

President Trump's objectives at the NATO meeting in Brussels include investment in the collective defense and stepping up the fight against terrorism.
Theo Epstein in Chicago Cubs stands (© AP Images)

Celebrated Jewish Americans who have made their mark

Jewish Americans are only a sliver of the U.S. population but have made outsized contributions to society. Learn how five have made their mark.
Lacrosse player (© Shutterstock/James A. Boardman)

A Japanese sporting-goods firm scores in Texas

Japanese sports retailer QB Club Inc. has taken advantage of SelectUSA, a Commerce Department initiative, which encourages enterprises to invest in the U.S.
Man sitting on yellow bleacher seats holding basketball (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
Baseball park with crowded stands (© AP Images)

Baseball, America’s pastime, is more international than ever

Baseball is not just an American obsession. U.S. baseball teams have more international players on their rosters this season than ever before.
Woman hanging from strap in gym (State Dept./University of Tennessee/Jaron Johns)

These athletes prove disabilities are no bar to sports

Vibhas Sen, Keit Jaanimägi, Ali Abu El Nasr and Zabdai Zamuel have proven that disabilities do not hinder their sports.
Man playing horn (State Dept.)video

Get ready to jam on International Jazz Day [video]

Celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30, to commemorate the musical genre born in the U.S. that has spread around the world.
Nikki Haley speaking (© Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu/Getty Images)

The gavel passes quickly for U.N. Security Council presidents

No one can run for president of the United Nations Security Council. The job simply rotates each month among the 15 nations.